Bolder Colours

While the all-white kitchen will probably never go out of style, there are lots of new design trends for 2020 that will make you equally happy.  Think darker colours, whether it’s a darker shade of grey or a dark blue, bold colours are taking centre stage in 2020. Maybe you’ve already carefully chosen every appliance, picked out each piece of hardware, and planned your custom designed kitchen to a T, but there are ways to dip your toes into the world of colour without messing up your rustic farmhouse kitchen aesthetic. On the colour front, whether it’s a full kitchen, an island accent, some colourful appliances or painted walls, darker bolder colours are the way forward.

Less is More

Concealed gadgets  – While there will be an abundance of tech and new gadgets in our kitchens in 2020, we don’t want to necessarily see them. The appetite for discreet storage is expected to grow, streamlined finishes and integrated appliances are the trend. From simple cabinetry to hide a fridge or dishwasher, a storage design that minimises counter top small appliances to a hidden station which keeps the kettle and toaster from cluttering the worktop. By taking out unnecessary and fussy elements such as handles or even wall units to make the space look cleaner and less cluttered, an overall sense of less is more is key.

Smart Technology

It’s important to think about technology and how much or how little you want at the very start of your new custom designed kitchen project. 2020 is revolutionising the way you communicate wirelessly with your modern kitchen appliances. Many are being manufactured with an included feature, allowing you to control everything from the comfort of your smartphone. New technology, not only enables you to remotely access your appliances or link your extractor to your hood, they also enable you get remote diagnostics and even repairs. Taps are now available with sensors to eliminate the need to touch the lever, volume control taps that dispense accurate amounts of water to avoid wastage and integrated hot, cold, boiled, chilled and even sparkling water!

Have a great weekend

Clinton and Fiona